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Haikou, known also as the 'Coconut City', is the capital of Hainan Province. The city is the provincial administrative center of Hainan as well being the focus of the local economy, culture and transportation.

Haikou stands at the northern end of Hainan Island, on the west bank of the Nandu River estuary. This river is the longest on the island and the city's name appropriately means 'Mouth of the Sea'.

Haikou is a tropical city with rich tropical resources and prospects. It has a history of more than a thousand years since it was open as a port.

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Weather & Temperature
Haikou has a tropical marine climate with an average annual temperature of 20C. Its spring is warm with almost drought conditions but the high summer temperatures bring heavy rain in their wake. Autumn is a season of typhoons and rain storms. It can feel quite cold in winter by contrast. As a rule, the best time to travel is between November and the following April.

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Travel in Haikou
Sea is to the north of the city. And the coastal line of the city is about 131 kilometers long, covering an area of 830 square kilometers. The beaches in Haikou are wide and stretch a long way. The sands are white and fine. Beaches like the Holiday Beach, the Dongzhai Port Beach and the Guilinyang Beach are good places for visitors. There are some islands and tidal flats out to the sea for the visitors too. Vegetation in Haikou features the natural shrubs of tropical areas. The most distinctive plant is the mangrove forest, which is made up of the mangrove and some other plants.


Haikou enjoys convenient transportation. Hainan Meilan Airport, railway station, ship and expressway links cities of China and the whole world.

By Air - Haikou Meilan Airport, 25 km (16 miles) away from the center of Haikou, provides a convenient connection between Haikou and other cities at home and abroad. It has more than 200 air lines flying between major cities inside China, as well as direct flights to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and so forth.

By Train - A rail passenger service was established on December 5, 2004 that runs between Haikou and Guangzhou. The train travels on the boat and is the first Chinese rail connection that spans the sea. The crossing takes approximately 55 minutes.

Welcome to Haikou
Haikou has evolved from a simple sightseeing city to an attractive seaside resort and business center. The services for visitors to the city are being extended with the aim of establishing Haikou as Southern China's key center for tourism. - Just to explore the Haikou for yourself!


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